I have just been pointed towards this short documentary by the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09zf8v2 ... -in-poland
It dips into the history of a Soviet base in Cold War era Poland that "suddenly" appeared on official maps in 1988. Long story short, it's a secret military base that had previously been kept off maps for obvious reasons. My initial idea was to explore such a story as a blend of Tales from the Loop mixed with Twilight: 2000. A secret town full of military high-tech and soldiers would have not only a lot of secrets and gadgets, but also kids, right?
So, what happens to such a town, once the world-wide threat level rises during a late Cold War crisis or during the fall of the USSR?
All ideas, comments and impulses welcome.